Thoughtful Silence

She who must be obeyed is currently away.  Silence resonates through the empty house and for now, home is but a quiet dwelling.  Familiar sounds, that act like socks stuffed in a suitcase to fill up empty corners and cushion the contents from bumps, are missing. Running water in the kitchen sink or washroom basin, …

Practising yoga

Yoga originated in India some five centuries BC.  I do not profess to know enough, but understand that “Yog” means union and yoga seeks to help its practitioners align their breath (“shvas/prana” or life-energy) with the mind through body discipline.  Yoga “asanas” (postures) and gentle limb movements help to stretch and align the entire body …

Stress busters

A dear family member visited us recently and it was wonderful to catch up. Between drives around the countryside and (of course!) Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyards and the Falls, we enjoyed chatting about the family, our kids, her role as a popular Executive and Leadership Coach and other mundane things like my retirement lifestyle and activities that …